Sunday, July 5, 2015

Starry Table Runner

It was LittleGirl's turn to host breakfast for her Sunday School class today. To continue celebrating Independence Day, we went with a Red, White, & Blue theme, serving Strawberry Shortcake Donuts. (A huge hit, by the way. Definitely making these again!)

The tray of donuts had the required Red-White-Blue, but we were sorely lacking a table cover. What's a hostess to do? Why, sew one last-minute, of course!

I grabbed some denim-look fabric from the stash, searched the scrap bin for red & white fabrics, and created a Starry Table Runner. Perfection is not required when pressed for time, and these stars are simple to cut once you figure out how to fold them. Here's a tutorial on One-Snip Stars if you're so inclined to make some for yourself.

Our Starry Table Runner measures about 48" long x 15" wide. The stars are kinda-sorta appliqued atop the denim fabric. There was no fusible interfacing involved...more like a slapdash, looks good here, put the needle to it & sew kind of applique. The white stars were created with very raveling fabric, so they were zig-zag stitched. The red stars needed only a short running stitch to complete the look. 

All in all, I'm quite pleased with the runner. For the 15ish minutes it took to complete from start-to-finish, I think it's a sewing project that will grace our table when another patriotic holiday rolls around. 

Starry Table Runner
Fabric from the stash & scrap bins

Starry Table Runner dressed up for with breakfast goodies

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts - Oh. My. Yum!
These were absolutely scrumptious.
Yes, I made an extra. Had to try one. That's why they sell a baker's dozen, right? 


Have you been sewing
or completed any quick projects this weekend?
Happy Sunday!

12 comments:

  1. Those donuts look amazing ,as does your table runner . Honestly I didnt see the donuts first ....

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    1. Hahaha! They really are a fabulous indulgence. I'm glad I only had one for me. Pretty certain I'd have snarfed the entire batch if left to my own devices.

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  2. Super cute - and those donuts!! YUM!!!

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    1. Thanks, Aurie!
      Those donuts were so delicious, they are going to be our featured dessert after dinner tonight. No special occasion needed. We're just celebrating Monday. ;)

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  3. What donuts!? Great arts & craft come from that kitchen or wherever the sewing machine is. Great post Larri. Keep blessing us with your gift.

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  4. Those donuts are a delicious way to celebrate any day of the week, Brian! I highly recommend them for dessert or a decadent breakfast. There's fruit tucked in there...that makes them 'healthy.' ;)
    Thanks for your kind words. Happy Tuesday!

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  5. Oh both look yummy, one for the tummy the other for the eyes! Great pinch hitting.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! We've made these donuts since the 5th. Still a big hit.

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  6. ADORABLE!!! I'm mostly the type of sewist that is frantically sewing at the last minute...

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    1. I really do thrive on last-minute sewing. It's when the creative juices ooze!

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  7. Love the table runner but those donuts look like a heart attack waiting for me. Oh my they do look tasty. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Carla!
      Hahaha - yes, those donuts are a 'special occasion' only treat. The sugar rush lasts quite a while. ;)

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